The Refinery is a boutique studio in the downtown Milwaukee Area run by Photographer Jessica Kaminski. 

Jessica Kaminski - Lead Photographer/Owner/Ship Captain

Through her lens and unwavering dedication to creating innovative lighting technique,  Jessica is able to bring out the best in her clients and has over the past fifteen years photographed everyone from NBA players, actors, principal dancers, to pilots and entrepreneurs. 

She has won several awards, including a Milwaukee 99 award for her advertising photography for the Milwaukee Ballet, and several Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism awards for her work when she was staff photographer for M Magazine

She received her B.F.A. Photography from The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and studied abroad at Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy. 

Jessica is an Adorama Pix Ambassador.


Ryan Manske - Retoucher/Digital Ninja

After attending The Milwaukee Institue of Art and Design for Illustration, Ryan became a Tattoo Artist. He was able to cultivate his drawing skills by creating custom creations for clients both in Wisconsin and California. A true inventor, he even designed and built his own tatoo machines. When Ryan is not tattooing private clientele, we are delighted to have him on board as our Digital Ninja, where he utilizes his drawing and design background during our retouching process. Having said that, this is the guy to bribe; he likes Appleton Estate Rum and Tequila.

Jason Kopp - Event Photographer/Image Hunter

Jason is a natural explorer at heart, traveling the world with his camera and capturing any person, place, or thing that catches his eye. Jason takes this same love of image hunting back on our shores as our Lead Event Photographer. His bright personality will put any guest at ease, which allows him to capture those picture perfect moments at your event.  Check out more of his work on his Instagram.